The 50th Top Half Folk Festival was held on the long weekend 11-14 June 2021 at the Mary River Wilderness Retreat. Newsletters and links are below.
By all accounts the 50th Top Half Festival was one of the best ever and, in view of the Covid restrictions across Australia, one of the luckiest. We look forward to what 2022 will bring in Central Australia.
You can look at pictures taken at the 50th Festival on out Facebook site – www.facebook.com/tophalffolkfestival.
The first Newsletters for the 50th Top Half Folk Festival are now available:
FESTIVAL WEEKEND TICKETS
Please Note: The cut-off date to buy Weekend Tickets in advance has now passed.You can now only purchase them at the Festival.
FESTIVAL T SHIRTS
Please Note: The cut-off date for purchasing T Shirts in advance has passed. You can now only purchase them at the Festival.
PRE-FESTIVAL MEET AND GREET AT THE DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB
On 10 June 2021 there will be an informal gathering of Festival goers at the Railway Club, Somerville Gardens Parap. Meals will be available from 6.00pm. Bring your instruments and voices. The Club closes at 11.00 pm
The Festival Program booklet, with full details of events and notes on performers, will be available to Weekend Ticket holders at the Festival from Friday 11 June.
Below are Program Table in two parts that can be downloaded
FESTIVAL FOLLOW UPS
Stan Gottschalk ran a workshop at the 50th Festival on Old Timey Banjo. Stan has provided the material used in the workshop, which can be accessed and downloaded through this link:
Open this link and you will see a Powerpoint folder. Download this folder to your computer and then open the “Top Half 2021.pptx” file to open the presentation.
People travelling from interstate to attend the Top Half Folk Festival should check the NT Coronavirus website to determine their status with regard to COVID-19 testing and possible quarantine requirements:
The status of the Festival is that it can go ahead with the COVID-19 safeguards specified in the approved Covid Safety Plan held by the venue.
Anyone considering coming to the Top Half Folk Festival at this late stage should be aware that all accommodation at the venue and nearby alternatives has been booked and that the venue is close to its capacity.
Further information will be advised through subsequent Newsletters, www.topendfolkclub.org or www.facebook.com/tophalffolkfestival/